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Orange Shirt Day - Monday, September 30th

posted Sep 27, 2019, 2:15 PM by Sheri Stashick

Orange Shirt Day is observed each September 30th to honour Residential School Survivors, those who did not survive and their descendants.  It is an opportunity for schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope.

The origin of Orange Shirt Day is based on Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her new orange shirt that her grandmother bought her taken away on her first day at Residential School.  It was replaced by the school uniform.

She never saw her shiny orange shirt again.

Her experience of having her orange shirt taken has become symbolic of all that was taken from Indigenous peoples as a result of Indian Residential Schools and the reason we wear orange on September 30.

Staff and students will wear ORANGE on Monday.  Donations of change for the Wabano Centre to help Ottawa’s Indigenous Community would be appreciated.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sheri Stashick and the Corpus Christi Staff